Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem!
In the Name of Allah, the most Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Asaalam Mualaikum WaRahmatullahi Wabarakatahu!
Equality of Men and Women
My brothers and sisters everywhere! Islamic law [Shari’ah] – that Allah (SWT) sent down to His Messenger Muhammad (SAW) – came to announce that women (exactly like men) are full human beings. Women (like men) are therefore required to follow the way appointed by Allah (SWT).
A woman (like a man) is therefore obligated with all three degrees of this religion: Islam (outward submission to Allah), Iman (inward faith in Allah), and Ihsan (perfection of worship of Allah).
Islam (outward submission to Allah)
It is thus required for every woman to testify that there is none deserving worship but Allah and that Muhammad (SAW) is Allah’s Messenger; to pray; to give charity; to fast; and to make a pilgrimage to Allah’s House if she has the means.
Iman (inward faith in Allah and the unseen [Al Ghaib])
It is likewise required for every woman to believe in Allah, His angels, His scriptures, His messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in Allah’s decree (and that the good and evil consequences thereof are from Allah).
Ihsan (perfection of worship of Allah)